Kestrel Ceiling Series
speakers designed for Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3d systems or general in ceiling or in wall use
Atmos/DTS:X type ceiling speakers are there to expand the height of the movie experience, so sounds that are meant to come from above, like planes screaming overhead, thunder rumbling in the clouds, rain pattering on the roof, voices calling to you from higher up the cliff, or bullets whizzing just above your head, will be heard the way they are meant to be heard by the director. This vertical space of the movie soundtrack will be used much more effectively now that sound systems can recreate this audio correctly.
So, to get the most potential out of these soundtracks you need a Dolby Atmos or an Auro 3d enabled receiver, and our quality Kestrel ceiling speakers in the correct positions in your HT room or space. Conventional ceiling speakers can be used if you are on a tight budget (see our Accento ceiling speakers on the generic ceiling speakers page), but if you would like to step up the quality and more closely match other speakers from our entire range, then we have developed two Kestrel models here for you to investigate. These are made with timber (not plastic like other brands) and real removable speaker cloth grilles that are more acoustically transparent and has a softer look (not metal mesh).
All speakers include removable grilles but any speaker can be made without grilles and grille clips if you request.
If you are setting up a DTS:X system with speakers above you have the choice of either ceiling mounted speakers or high wall mounted speakers (such as from the Firesprite or Fusion flat panel ranges. Placement and number of speakers with DTS:X is much more flexible but a good place to place high wall speakers is above the front speakers and in-line with where ceiling speakers are placed in the Atmos systems.
If you are not comfortable installing ceiling speakers and putting the wiring in yourself you can easily organise any local electrician to do it for you, simply refer to the placement guide.
For details on placement please see this guide.
Dolby Atmos Placement Guide